Wednesday, February 17, 2010

No right to secede

Too bad, I was looking to Canada picking up some of the States and increasing our land mass. Sad. This puts to rest any notion anybody had that things down south would come to a perfect storm and that some States would secede from the Union. Not gonna happen, at least not according to Justice Antonin Scalia, who puts in writing explicitly:

If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede. (Hence, in the Pledge of Allegiance, "one Nation, indivisible.")

read the whole thing

h/t: Irene

1 comment:

  1. Clearly they see a problem in the near future that they feel the need to address this sensitive issue. Doesn't Big Poppa Palin want to secede from the union?


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